November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Member Spotlight: Javen C. Lara

Featured Member Javen C. Lara

from New York, New York, United States

Hey everyone! My name is Javen Lara, and I am a musician. I got into a music school when I was little, and we all had to pick an…


Added by Carnegie Hall on November 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Carnegie Hall Stories: Part 3

Meet the Beatles, Again and Again

With an exhibit of photographs by Paul Berriff of The Beatles in the lobby of Zankel Hall, it’s as good a time as any to talk about the Fab Four’s only visit to Carnegie Hall.

Beatlemania was in full swing when John, Paul, George, and Ringo made their first trip to…


Added by Carnegie Hall on November 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Flash Activity: What is a Traditional Song from Your Culture?

Post or embed a traditional song from your culture and tell us what elements of the song remind you of your culture.

The other night, we were fortunate to see Musical Exchange’s Celso Duarte perform with the legendary Lila Downs on the Carnegie Hall stage. She performed the traditional Mexican Huapango song “Cucurrucucú…


Added by Carnegie Hall on November 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Sobre las Décimas

A propósito del género denominado Son, le comparto un documento que explica de forma general lo que se conoce como una Décima (forma versada en la que se suele estructurar la letra de un Son).


Diego de Jesús Cruz Lara

Historia de la Décima y sus reglas.

El Siglo de Oro Español tuvo su repercusión en Hispanoamérica. A medida que se iban instalando en el nuevo mundo los colegios religiosos y el santo oficio de…


Added by Yazmin Guzman on November 16, 2011 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Member Spotlight: Alejandro Ortiz

Featured Member Alejandro Ortiz

from College Point, New York, United States

Carnegie Hall:
What are three things you love about music?

Alejandro: I would say the rush of feeling you get when you hear it. That's the…


Added by Carnegie Hall on November 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Choirs

Follow the conversation below, and jump in if you have thoughts about choir technique.


In response to this video of my choir singing Hassler's Cantate Domino, Vijaya had this to say:


Comment by Vijaya Teresa Nicholas on May 25, 2011 at…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on November 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Songwriter Series: Elizabeth Eckert

"Every song you writer makes you better." Elizabeth Eckert is a classical pianist and teacher turned pop singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Her debut EP, "Bloomington," is…


Added by Carnegie Hall on November 4, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

I'm A Complex Individual (Conducting)

This Is A List Of Songs That I Want To Conduct. They Are All Over The Place In Terms Of Styles, Meters And Time Periods. If You Have Any Idea's Or Input I'd Love To Hear It.


George Frederich Händel's - Fall'n Is The Foe - Judas Maccabaeus

George Frederich Händel's - Surely He Hath Bone Our Griefs - Messiah

Randel Thompson's - Alleluia

Tomas Luis De…


Added by Jordan Whitmore Watkins on November 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments


Does Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna Count As A Mass? How Does That Work?

Added by Jordan Whitmore Watkins on November 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

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